Lakeland, FL (July 9, 2019) - One person has died and another suffered serious injuries in a crash along I-4 in Lakeland. The crash happened on Monday, July 8th, near mile marker 26.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Road Ranger truck was at the scene assisting a disabled vehicle. There were traffic cones at the site to alert oncoming motorists. Troopers say that a car traveling westbound did not move over for the Road Ranger and instead crashed into the back of the vehicle. The Road Ranger was pushed forward into the back of the disabled vehicle.
The driver of the first car was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The Road Ranger driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing and no further details have been released.
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